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[RC] re: ultra stirrup (trail tech/easy rider) - Michelle Fink

Kelly wrote:
"It  felt that if my horse spooked quickly to the side and my weight shifted
it would really push down and stretch out one of the stirrups, adding to my
inbalance."

Hi Kelly,

I have two sets of the Ultras.  They work OK on my horses that are smooth.
One of my horses will do a little spook and bounce me hard with a big,
excited trot stride and literally bouce me out of those stirrups.  In her
big road trot, I also get bounced around too much.  The trampoline effect on
that particular horse is toooo much, plain Easy Rides are much better for
riding her.

If your toes ends up pointing down, you probably need to shorten up your
stirrup leathers.  Try two-pointing at the trot, and if you are not able to
stay out of the saddle enough while keeping your legs/ankles in a good
position, you will likely need the leathers shorter.

Happy trails -
Michelle Fink
(Marvel, Colorado)


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